Colorado Playlist – S11 EP33

Happy Labor Day.  From Wikipedia:  Labor Day “…honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country…”


I’ve had the well being of our brothers and sisters in TX on my mind this past week.  Last Monday we launched CO MUSIC & MEDIA for HOUSTON on Facebook.  To date almost six hundred people have signed up to participate in mobilizing to help professional working musicians in TX affected by the flood.

Over the past week, a number of volunteers have begun to successfully move the mission forward. Our first organizational meeting is Tuesday Sept 5. We’ll build committees and begin the actual work of getting this all done.

Our 1st INFORMATION/ENTERTAINMENT EVENT is on Friday SPT 15 at the Oriental Theater.  I’m honored that my friends John Magnie, Steve Amadee and Tim Cook (the subdudes) will be appearing as the 3 Twins…. along with two of Denver’s true legacy artists – Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore …joined by (to the best of my knowledge) the only blues-folk artist alive using a dulcimer as their primary instrument – Sofie Reed.

The 2nd INFORMATION/ENTERTAINMENT EVENT will be Sunday SPT 17 at Dazzle Jazz in the Baur building Denver from 6-9 featuring Channel 7 News anchor Shannon Ogden and guests tba.


Rickie Lee Jones




What you’ll find below are new songs on the show this week … listen  and let me know which ones you think I should keep in the Colorado Playlist, and which I should delete.

NOTE:  In order to be included in the MMMM poll, the band/artist must have an embeddable file available on SoundCloudBandCampReverbnation or YouTube.


(D) = debut of lp, ep or single
(N) = new cut from previously debuted lp or ep


Earth, Wind & Fire “Imagination” from Spirit (1976)
(D) Cass Clayton “Woman In the Way” (2017)
The Wood Brothers “Singin’ to Strangers” from Paradise (2015)
Dragondeer “Don’t Feel That Good” from Don’t That Feel Good (2014)
Instant Empire “Spotlight” from Last of the Lovers (2017)
Slow Caves “Desert Minded” (2016)
Richie Furay “We Were The Dreamers” from Hand In Hand (2015)
Megan Burtt “In a Minute” from The Bargain (2015)
Head for The Hills “Suit and Tie” from Potions and Poisons (2017)
Paper Bird “Don’t Want Half” from Paper Bird (2016)
Cary Morin “Tiny Town” from Tiny Town (2014)
Erik Applegate “Standing Room Only” from Two’s Company (2017)


Joe Walsh “Mother Says” from Barnstorm (1971)
(N) Rusty Young “My Friend” from Waitin’ For the Sun (2017)
SHEL “You Could Be My Baby” from Just Crazy Enough (2016)
Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene “Let’s Do This Thing!” from Let’s Do This Thing! (2015)
Strange Americans “Pollos” from Borrow You, Brother (2017)
Big Head Todd & The Monsters “Damaged One” from Damaged One (2017)
Bad Weather California “Let It Shine” from Sunkissed (2012)
Beats Noir! “Not for You” from 13 Tracks From the Dark Side of The Beat (2011)
Analog Son “Big Easy (feat. Devon Parker)” from Black Diamond (2017)
The Burroughs “Cut You Down” from SpokesBUZZ Vol VI: Band Together (2015)
Brent Cowles “Lift Me Up (Leave Me Here)” from Cold Times (2017)
Annie Booth “Queen bee” from Wanderlust (2014)

Sept 9 = GOATZ! and Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins

Sept 10 = GOATZ! at Oskar Blues Original Grill and Brew in Lyons 


Just received notice from KUNC music director Benji McPhail that he has added the following Colorado cuts to rotation.

Katie Herzig – Drug
Katie Herzig – Walk Through Walls

Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore –  Train Home
Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner

Musketeer Gripweed – End Of The Day

String Cheese Incident – Can’t Wait Another Day
String Cheese Incident – Song In My Head

You Me And Apollo – I Don’t Want To Be Loved

Young Ancients – Live A Little
Young Ancients – Nobody Loves You

Colorado TOP 20 Titles Jan, Feb, March 2014

About this time of year I begin pulling together all the spins data, so I don’t get too far behind by year’s end.  I also publish a mid-year report every July.  Here are the TOP 20 from Jan-March / Q1 2014

1. Big Head Todd & the Monsters – Black Beehive
2. Elephant Revival – These Changing Skies
3. Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore – Love Runner
4. Gregory Alan Isakov – The Weatherman
5. Pretty Lights – A Color Map of the Sun
6. Eurforquestra – Fire
7. The Railsplitters – The Railsplitters
8. Honey Don’t – Heart Like A Wheel
9. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
10. The Motet – The Motet
11. Tennis – Small Sound
12. Mosey West – Bermuda
13. Paper Bird – Rooms
14. Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds – Round and Round
14. Tallgrass – Better Than Medicine
15. 3 Twins – De Nada
16. Rob Drabkin – Little Steps EP
17. Dianne Reeves – Beautiful Life
18. Changing Colors – Joan & the King
19. Various – SpokesBUZZ Vol. IV Band Together

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